Happy Easter, bitches!

The boy decided to rise and shine at 6:30 this morning, after having a night of waking up several times. I wanted to put my own head through the wall, this is how tired I was. At first he was in a good mood, but right around the time I needed to start making our Easter brunch, his mental state started to crumble. So I busted out the Easter basket. What better way to cheer up a pissed off toddler than a basket full of toys and candy?

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The blur is my son going straight for the bunny cooper with the candy on the inside!

Twenty minutes later he was bouncing off the walls. He was screaming, running, jumping on me and rolling across the floor. Exhaustion plus candy equals a mega sugar high. Parenting win! Finally after about a half hour he settled down started playing with his hot wheels and the bunny cooper!

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While the food was finishing up, we had our Easter egg hunt! I gotta say, I’m very proud of my little guy. He’s a pro at hunting eggs! He’s also a pro at crushing them….

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My family was very satisfied with the food! The brunch bake was absolutely delicious. The crust was perfectly flaky, and the ricotta cheese made the egg mixture very creamy and flavorful.

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I was not at all happy with how the bacon came out. Martha Stewart, I am very disappointed in you! You’d think prison would have given her plenty of time to master a bacon recipe, but no. I’ve never baked bacon before, and I will probably never bake it again. It didn’t come out crispy at all, it was rubbery. Who the hell wants to eat rubbery bacon?! I ended up pan frying the bacon some to achieve some crispness, but it was still sub par. The glaze tasted good, but next time I will pan fry the bacon, and drizzle the glaze on it after it is cooked.

Everyone’s favorite was the fruit tarts. Paula Dean recipes never fail to delight my taste buds. The crust was amazing, with just the right amount of sweetness. The cream cheese mixture was amaze balls, and the fresh strawberries on top made it a perfect spring time dessert.

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All in all, my Easter this year was fantastic. You will never hear me bitching about holidays and how “fake” or “corporate” they are. Holidays are what you make of them, and for me they are all about showing my family a few times a year just how much I adore them.

If you would like to see the recipes for what I made today, go to my previous post about my Easter brunch here.

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S’mores pancakes!

Today is my little brother’s 13th birthday. Since the whole family works weekends and we aren’t celebrating his birthday until Monday, I decided to make him a special breakfast. Last week while on a pinning frenzy, I came across a recipe for s’mores pancakes. I instantly decided on these for the birthday breakfast, because they look decadent and delicious!

I do have some issues with the original recipe, however. The recipe calls for whole wheat flour, applesauce, and fat-free milk. I mean, really? I think the original creator of this wanted to make herself feel better about eating these by adding these ingredients, but if you’re going to have a carb party, you gotta do it right! My recipe of this will include my favorite pancake recipe. Enjoy!

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  • One and a half cups all-purpose flour
  • Three and a half teaspoons baking powder
  • One teaspoon salt
  • One tablespoon granulated sugar
  • One and a quarter cups milk
  • One egg
  • Three tablespoons melted butter
  • One cup graham crackers, crumbled into nickel sized pieces
  • Half cup chocolate chips
  • One container marshmallow fluff
  • Two tablespoons water

To make your Pancake mix put flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix. Put a well in the middle, and put in the milk, egg and melted butter. Mix until smooth and add chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

While your making your pancakes, put the marshmallow fluff and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Stick it in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds and stir.

Don’t be shy, be generous with that marshmallow syrup because it’s like the best, ever!